The family that pays fines together, binds together, we guess.Both Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and his daughter Raquel Regalado, a Miami-Dade School Board member, have been fined for sloppy bookkeeping during his 2009 campaign for office.
courtesy Al CrespoTomas Regalado and Sean Penn in a private box at a Heat game.In Miami Beach, a storm is brewing over accusations that city officials strong-armed the New World Symphony to give them free tickets to concerts. But Beach leaders aren't the only politicians accepting free seats.Miam ... More >>
Name recognition and family connections seems to go along in politics. Salon's Steve Kornacki points out that "there have been 15 presidential elections since 1952, and in all but two -- 1964 and 2008 -- the Republican ticket has included someone named 'Nixon,' 'Dole,' or 'Bush,'" and w ... More >>
Miami's large, GOP-leaning Cuban-American population is an important vote for Republicans running for statewide election, so it doesn't bode well for gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott that he has picked up few endorsements from the area. Despite the fact that Miami-Dade politics are nonpartisan, ne ... More >>
Bill CookeWhen it comes to campaign donations, Al Maloof drops it like it's hot.Raising cash for county commission and school board races in Miami-Dade is like making it rain at the strip club. The more loot you fling, the more popular you are! As voters start going to the polls for early voting, ... More >>
Raquel RegaladoTomas Regalado and daughter, Raquel, at a school board campaign eventSchool board candidates are typically a veritable who's that of local gadabouts or gray-haired teachers with little recognition outside home room. In District 6, which covers parts of Coral Gables and South Miami, ... More >>